Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo by contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since coming out of the closet about his mental illness earlier this year, he has been humbled by the support and encouragement from family, friends, and work colleagues, and has recently returned to taking photos as a way to relax.

About this photo: “I took this photo whilst staying with my then girlfriend (now wife) near Salisbury, Wiltshire in October 2005 and it is a pretty good approximation of how I feel when I’m coming out of a period of depression and am ready to face the world again.  The sun is beginning to make its way into the sky and I can sense that it’s going to be a nice day to be alive.  For me it’s a feeling of renewal and that I can draw a line under the past.

Find more from Nick on Twitter.


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4 responses to “Brand New Day”

  1. maheshdan Avatar

    It is very satisfactory when heard that some one again living his natural life. Very thanks to god that he him power to feeling of renewal.


  2. Innocent Lotus Avatar
    Innocent Lotus

    Absolutely stunning photo!


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